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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Collingwood Room - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Housing Policy Development and Review Panel meeting held on 24 May 2018.

Minutes:

It was AGREED that the minutes of the Housing Policy Development and Review Panel meeting held on 29 May 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Disclosures of Advice or Directions

To receive any declarations of interest from members in accordance with Standing Orders and the Council’s Code of Conduct and disclosures of advice or directions received from Group Leaders or Political Groups, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations of which notice has been lodged.

Minutes:

There were no deputations made at this meeting.

6.

Affordable Housing Update pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To receive a presentation by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing which provides Members with an update on Affordable Housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel received a presentation by the Affordable Housing Strategic Lead which informed Members of the work that is underway to progress the development of some of the Fareham Housing sites.  Further details of the priorities over the coming months was also provided.  A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes as Appendix A.

 

The presentation also outlined the recently announced government plans to help Local Authorities in areas of high affordability pressure to increase housing supply. The plans include a relaxation of the Local Authority Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap that will allow councils to bid for additional funds if they meet qualification criteria.  This is an issue that Members raised concerns about at the last meeting.

 

It was AGREED that the Panel notes the information contained in the report and the Affordable Housing Strategic Lead was thanked for providing an informative presentation.

7.

Council Housing Repairs and Maintenance Report pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To receive a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing on Council Housing Repairs and Maintenance.

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing which provided an update on Council Housing Repairs and Maintenance. 

 

Members commented that it is very rare that they receive complaints from residents regarding the repairs and maintenance service which is indicative of the good service that is provided.

 

The Panel sought, and received, assurances that for the larger blocks of flats in the Borough, the same level of support and guidance on fire safety issues is provided to leaseholders as it is for tenants.

 

It was AGREED that the Panel notes the content of the report.

 

8.

Proposed changes to the County Council funded Social Inclusion Services in Fareham pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To receive a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing on the proposed changes to the County Council funded Social Inclusion Services in Fareham.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing which outlined the proposed changes to the County Council funded social inclusion services in Fareham.  

 

The report gave an overview of the current provision of services and provided details of the proposed changes that are currently under public consultation.  If implemented, changes will take effect from Autumn 2019.  

 

Following the conclusion of the consultation period, a further report will be brought to the Panel, outlining the options available to Fareham.  At the request of Members, this will include information on the ‘Housing First’ approach to managing homelessness.

 

It was AGREED that the Panel notes the content of the report.

9.

Review of the Work Programme pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consider a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing, which invites the Panel to review the Work Programme for 2018/19.

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Managing Director of Fareham Housing which reviews the Work Programme for 2018/19.

 

Members were advised that the Housing Strategy that the Member Working Group has been developing over the last 18 months is now ready for referral to the Executive for permission to go out to consultation. As the Strategy moves through the approval and adoption process, it will be possible to start scheduling some of the unallocated items into the work programme.

 

Following a general discussion of Housing Association tenancy services, Members requested that Vivid Housing Association be included in the invitation to attend a future meeting of the panel to present an update on services.

 

It was AGREED that the Work Programme 2018/19 be approved.

 

 

 




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